Indian Coast Guard Ship C-452 to be commissioned in Indian Navy
On November 3, 2020, the ICGS C-452, designed and built by L&T is to be commissioned in the Indian Navy. The ship was indigenously built in India under the Make in India initiative.
Earlier, Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh had commissioned the ICGS Sachet and two other interceptor boats namely C-451 and C-450 in Goa.
Indian Coast Guard
It is an armed force and maritime law enforcement agency. It was established in 1978 under the Coast Guard Act, 1978. IT operates under Ministry of Defence.
The ICG works in close operation with the State Police Forces, Department of Revenue, Department of Fisheries and Indian Navy.
The four main regional headquarters of Indian Coast Guard are located in Port Blair, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Gandhinagar.
In 1960s the sea borne smuggling activities increased in India. The Nagchaudhuri Committee was set up to find solution to the problem. In 1971, the committee recommended to create a patrolling service to safeguard India’s vast Coast line.
It was set up in 1974. It was this committee that recommended to set up the Indian Coast Guard Service.
Aircrafts serving ICG
Currently the aircrafts such as Dornier, HAL Dhruv and HAL Chetak are serving the Indian Coast Guard. Dornier was jointly developed by India and Germany. Dhruv was developed in India and HAL Chetak was jointly developed by India and France.
Vessels of ICG
The vessels currently serving the Indian Coast Guard are Samudra Class, Samarth Class, Vikram Class, Vishwast Class, Sankalp class and Samar class
Fast Patrol Vessels
The Fast Patrol Vessels of ICG Are Aadesh Class, Rajshree Class, Rani Abbaka class, Priyadarshini Class and Sarojini Naidu Class.
The Patrol Boats operating in the Indian Coast Guard are Bharti Class, ABG Classs, L&T Class, AMP Class and Swallow Craft Class.
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